Cafe Renaissance

4.8
2750 reviews
$50 and over
French
For lovers of food, wine and romance,
Cafe Renaissance is your first choice in
intimate dining. Located in the heart of downtown Vienna, Cafe Renaissance
offers a quiet and charming ambiance
that will complement any dinner.



Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea.

    $40.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Join us every last Saturday of the month and enjoy our tea sandwiches along with homemade jam , sconce and variety of different French pastries and mousses.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2750 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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JohnM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe Renaissance is unique. The service is first rate. The owner, himself makes certain that you are satisfied with all of your food and drink choices. And the food is excellent and a great value.

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vipThomasE
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe Renaissance continues to be a a leader in the metropolitan DC market. The owner , Saeed, personally makes sure that every customer it treated like a long lost friend. The service is impeccable and the food is outstanding. Make this your special occasion restaurant of choice.

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JoeF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Always worth the drive from DC. In my opinion, this is one of the TOP 5 restaurants in the area. Wine list is abundant and moderately priced. The duck confit entree, two duck legs, light orange sauce, on bed of rice was the best I've tasted. Parking is plentiful.

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Bill
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe Renaissance is one of our favorite restaurants. We take our friends there and always have a wonderful evening. Looking forward to our next visit.

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OlTexian
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Classy French style restaurant. Very welcoming and cheerful owner-
maitre d’ and staff. We knew server Nicole from a previous location — she was completely knowledgeable about both the menu items and beverages.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Really good service. Owner was very welcoming. Food was great!

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moi2
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent meal! Delicious food and wine, friendly and efficient staff, and a lovely, quiet setting

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facetree
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great and the service was impeccable. They provided for social distancing by spacing out the tables and providing outdoor tables. The staff are the friendliest you will ever find.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our outside dining experience at the Cafe Rennaissance was outstanding. The staff do everything possible to ensure their guests have a wonderful dining experience. Mr. and Mrs. Abtahi put their heart and soul into the restaurant. Our salads and entrees were perfect and the desserts prepared by Mrs. Abtahi were delicious. We look forward to going back again soon!

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ALMWM
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've been going to Cafe Renaissance for about 20+ years for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. We always enjoy the food, desserts, service and Irish coffee!!!

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CatCar
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe Renaissance is a warm and welcoming restaurant with excellent food and wonderful staff. The owner and staff went above and beyond to make our special dinner memorable. This was our first visit, but they made us feel like old friends. This place is a hidden gem. The food was amazing and the atmosphere calm, relaxing, and comfortable, but still fancy.

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vipLoriB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A lovely experience, as always. Food was delicious, portions generous and service friendly and welcoming. Like many restaurants, they are having labor issues and patience is required between courses. We love the warmth of their service, the well-crafted meals and special touches. We will be back!

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WilliamM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The two of us were warmly welcomed by the owner who is very present welcoming, taking orders, clearing tables and showing individual interest at each table. They had a variety of specials. Food was excellent , presented well and hot. Service was also good! Highly recommended!

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DebraO
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service

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GeorgeO
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe R is always an outstanding dining expierence, wonderful evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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DougS
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our Special Event restaurant. The owners are the nicest people you will meet, and their staff are so professional. The meals are always great creations and well-prepared. Our favorite “course” is the flaming Irish Coffee.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Roundup to a 4-star! Attentive services, especially from the super nice/ friendly owner! However, foods is only average to above average at the most. Duck Confit appetizer & Veal are the highlight, Halibut, Snapper & Salmon are only ok!

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Caroline
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service. Delicious food. Exceptional staff. Wonderful experience!

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mandp
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe Renaissance is my favorite restaurant. Owner Saeed, his chef and staff turn eating out into a most pleasurable experience. The cozy dining room with its fresh floral displays and art-filled walls offers the perfect ambience for a special occasion. I believe that if you try it once, you'll return.

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TomS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice restaurant with nice atmosphere and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

It was good but we felt we would get better attention for our anniversary.

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vipbasiak
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant family owned. Food was of highest quality and very nicely presented. Service very good. Will definitely be back

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JakeN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I love coming to this place. Everyone is so hospitable and treats you like a regular. The food is terrific!

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Thom
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have eaten there for years. We were so glad that it survived the virus shutdowns and we would recommend it highly to anyone who wants lovely atmosphere, delicious food, and attentive staff.

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LarryD
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was parfait. Everything. From reception to desert.

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moi2
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner! We started with French onion soup, salad, then both had the roasted halibut. Everything was delicious! Our waitress, Nicole, was very attentive and efficient.

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vipRichard
Raleigh
83 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outside dining. Excellent food and service. Good drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went there at 645 on a Friday and it was packed. That was good to see.

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GVEE
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice for anniversary dinner! Charming, excellent food, nice ambiance. We will be back!

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vipMarion
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful desserts made in house!

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StevenS
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, Cade Renaissance was a first class treat for my whole family. We were celebrating a special birthday and we’re well cared for!!! The food, atmosphere, and service were exquisite!!!

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vipMarion
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had two kinds of veal… both outstanding. Vegetables were very appealing.

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aldc
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our large group just tried this neighborhood gem for the first time, and loved it! We ordered from their tasting menu as well as a la carte. The food and service were high quality, and, in my view, beat lots of high-end chain restaurants. The owner was attentive and courteous, offering free dessert to the kids. We sat outdoor, and the waiters and the owner wore masks the whole time, which made us feel quite safe. Highly recommend!

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vipmathias
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As has been my experience before at this restaurant, the menu struck a lot of the right notes. Fish was prepared expertly, salad was generous, drinks were generous. Service left nothing to be desired.

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Renie
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was good
Ambiance was good service excellent

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Retired
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Old World elegance, fine dining, fine wine. The four of us had a wonderful time, no sense of being rushed out to turn the table, personal attention from the owner, and a special birthday dessert. The birthday lady had a special evening, and was very happy.

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TracyT
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Celebrates our anniversary there, great food & drinks, nice service and pleasant place.

Definitely come back again!

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MAGGIANOSTYSONSCORNER
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice experience. Staff was attentive. Food was great!

FAQs

Cafe Renaissance offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 938-3311.

Cafe Renaissance is rated 4.8 stars by 2750 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.